Who we are and what we do
The Orion Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK, is one of the UK’s leading publishers. Our mission is to bring the best publishing to the greatest variety of people. Open, agile, passionate and innovative – we believe that everyone will find something they love at Orion.
Orion publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent record of publishing Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers. It is home to bestselling authors including Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Candice Carty-Williams, Veronica Henry, Joe Abercrombie, Gillian Flynn, Fearne Cotton and the Hairy Bikers.
What you’ll be doing
You will be creating innovative and dynamic publicity campaigns to grow sales, raise author and book profiles and brand awareness. There will also be opportunity to work collaboratively on campaigns alongside colleagues in the Orion publicity team.
We are looking for someone to work across our diverse list of publishing with focus on our prestigious Gollancz imprint. An interest in, and connections with, the Science Fiction and Fantasy community is preferred, but not essential. Enthusiasm, passion and creativity is absolutely essential.
Who we’re looking for
The ideal candidate will already be working in the publicity department of a book publishing company, be extremely efficient and bring creativity and passion to the role. The ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and be a strong team player are also vital as is a good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign.
A confident self-starter, you will thrive in a busy environment and will and enjoy developing innovative approaches to building author profiles. You will have experience of delivering outstanding author care and liaising with agents as well as have a real desire to broaden your contacts into new areas.
You will have a demonstrable interest in publishing and an awareness of how PR can affect the success of a book. You will be responsible, enthusiastic, have excellent organisational skills and a willingness jump in and help wherever needed. You will relish the opportunity to travel with authors, managing schedules and attending a range of events, some of which will be out of normal office hours.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and who works well as part of a close-knit team. Good social media skills and telephone manner are also vital.
What we offer
This is a fantastic opening for the right person to join a creative, friendly, collaborative team and an opportunity to gain brilliant hands-on press office and campaign experience. This role is based in our London office, has generous discounts, employee networks, not to mention a fabulous rooftop staff café.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
Salary: £25,000 – 27,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date: 25th November 2019
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